Sebastian Carassai is a Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, a member of the Center for Intellectual History at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, and professor of Introduction to the Knowledge of Society and the State at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He was a fellow at the National Humanities Center (2016-17) and held the General San Martín Chair at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2018-2019). In 2012, he received the Esther L. Kinsley Ph.D. Dissertation Award from Indiana University. His book The Argentine Silent Majority: Middle Classes, Politics, Violence and Memory in the Seventies (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014) received Honorable Mention from the Bolton-Johnson Prize. A Spanish version of that book was published in Argentina as Los años setenta de la gente común. La naturalización de la violencia (Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI editores, 2013), and is now in its fourth edition. In 2016, he was awarded the Konex Humanities Award of Argentina.
Research Project: Things that Happened in the Meantime. Argentine History from a Micro-historical Perspective (1966-1983)